Dec 22, 2014

Isabella Babysits Baxter by Melissa Perry Moraja

About the Book
Title: Isabella Babysits Baxter | Author and Illustrator: Melissa Perry Moraja | Publication Date: October 27, 2014 | Publisher: Melissa Productions | Pages:32 | Recommended Ages: 3 to 8

Six year old Isabella usually is the one who has a babysitter. But when her enormous puppy named Baxter creates a mess and prevents her mom from working, Isabella’s mom asks her to babysit him. And Isabella knows exactly what to do! Or does she? First, Isabella gets Baxter dressed…TWICE! Next

Dec 21, 2014

Book Tour/Review: Lobo's Howliday (The Adventures of Lovable Lobo) by C. L. Murphy

About the Book ~ *Now Available on Amazon*

Title: Lobo’s Howliday (The Adventures of Lovable Lobo) | Author: C.L. Murphy | Original Publication Date: Dec. 1, 2013 | Publisher: Independent – Peanut Butter Prose |  Number of pages: 32 Recommended age: 3 to 7

 Summary:  It’s almost Christmas and Santa finds himself in quite the predicament due to unintended consequences as a result of trying

Dec 20, 2014

Book Tour/Review: An Uncommon Blue by R. C. Hancock ~ YA dystopian at it's finest

In Télesphore, the glowing color of a person’s palm determines their place in society, and touching hands with another mixes the colors permanently. When sixteen-year-old Bruno accidentally kills a royal soldier, he goes from favored to fugitive. Now Bruno's only chance at survival is to become someone else. That means a haircut, a change of wardrobe, and most important, getting rid of his once cherished Blue. Now he’s visiting

Demon's Heart by Emily Bates ~ Middle Grade or YA adventure #review

Author/Artist: Emily Bates
Format: Paperback
Release Date: 2014-12-01
ISBN/UPC: 9781462115150

Pages: 272

Young ruffian Rustav is determined to escape his abusive uncle and hated homeland, even if it means braving the demon-infested forest. His escape is halted, however, when a race of legendary beings reveal him to be the country’s fabled

Gift the Gift of Custom Fit this Holiday with Railtek Belts ~ #review @railtekbelts


Buckle Belt Rail  Railtek Belts do not have holes.  Instead there is a "rail" hidden on the underside of the belt that allows for small, micro adjustments that help the belt fit perfectly.  It is easy to adjust, you just flip the little lever.

The stylish appearance of the Railtek belt makes any look clean, neat and ready for any occasion!

The Railtek Belt that was sent for this review is perfect for my husband.  As he is losing weight and in need

Great Book Ideas for this Christmas Season @JKSLitPublicity

Check out these new and exciting books for the children in your life.  Just in time for Christmas - most available in print and ebook formats!

Marissa Moss - Mira's Diary: Bombs Over London  - @CrestonBooks

In the third book of the popular time-travel series, Mira navigates her way through WWI London, meeting famous suffragists and writers like Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Instructed by her time-traveling mother to steal a German spy's briefcase full of secrets and pass on the information to British Intelligence, Mira struggles with whether the changes she has been working for are the right thing to do after all. How much control do we really want of history? When is it best to leave our fate in destiny's hands?

Marcia Goldman - Lola Goes to the Doctor  @CrestonBooks

Children will identify with Lola as she nervously waits to be called into the doctor's office. Lola feels a little bit brave when the doctor looks into her ears, a little braver when he examines her teeth, and bravest of all when she gets a shot.

Darlene Beck Jacobsen - Wheels of Change  @CrestonBooks

Racial intolerance, social change, and sweeping progress make 1908 Washington, D.C., a turbulent place to grow up in for 12-year-old Emily Soper. For Emily, life in Papa’s carriage barn is magic, and she's more at home hearing the symphony of the blacksmith’s hammer than trying to conform to the proper expectations of young ladies. When Papa’s livelihood is threatened by racist neighbors and horsepower of a different sort, Emily faces changes she'd never imagined. Finding courage and resolve she didn't know she had, Emily strives to save Papa’s business, even if it means going all the way to the White House.

Jeron Frame - Winter Candle  @CrestonBooks

When each family at the diverse Juniper Court apartment complex needs something to light up the dark of winter, the stumpy, lumpy candle provides a glow brighter than the fanciest taper, revealing the true spirit of each holiday it illuminates.

Maureen Kanefield  - The Magic of Maxwell and his Tail  @mkanefield

Everyone has magic but sometimes you have to search to find out what it is. That’s what Maxwell 
Mouse had to do. And he discovered that what he thought was something very bad was actually 
something very good, indeed.

The Magic of Maxwell and His Tail is more than just a charming, wonderfully illustrated story. With 
childlike innocence, it presents an inspiring motivational model for youngsters—especially gifted kids and those with special needs—to take another look at themselves and recognize their unique gifts. It shows them how to see beyond what appear to be limitations and appreciate them as positive attributes that will help them to soar.

Written by an educator with over 30 years in the trenches and based on sound educational principles acknowledging the various ways children learn (multiple intelligences), The Magic of Maxwell and His Tail is a micro-guide to life. It will delight children as they celebrate Maxwell’s triumphs, and warm the hearts of parents as they watch their kids discover how perfectly special they are.

The Magic of Maxwell and His Tail is the first in a series of books to entertain, educate, and encourage children to be their better selves.

The Galactic Academy of Science Series, which includes: - @Tumblehome
With time travel and mysteries that need solving, the Galactic Academy of Science (G.A.S.) series instructs readers on how to think like scientists. Under the guidance of a Dude or Dudette from the future, the middle school characters are faced with treacherous, present-day crimes that require a historical knowledge of science in order to be solved. From investigating problems to analyzing data and constructing explanations and solutions, this series blends elements of sci-fi with educational methods that distill the key thinking habits of scientists and engineers.

The Desperate Case of the Diamond Chip
When the Russian scientist Professor Gufov accuses Clinton of stealing his invention, all Mae and Clinton want to do is get away and work on their science project. But that’s before a Dudette from the future tells them about the Galactic Academy of Science and sends them on a mission back in time to beef up their scientific knowledge. Mae and Clinton meet Dmitri Mendeleev, Niels Bohr, John Bardeen, William Shockley, and Robert Noyce. They break up a séance, escape the Gestapo, jump from a plane, and return with enough understanding of how electronics work that they can tackle the mystery of the Russian scientist and search for the missing diamond chip.

The Furious Case of the Fraudulent Fossil
On a museum visit, Benson and Anita meet a famous paleontologist showing off his newest fossil find: a missing link between dinosaurs and birds. But something doesn't feel right. Then a Dude from the future sends them back in time to visit an ancient Chinese scientist, dig a huge sea monster out of a cliff, and outwit a fossil thief. Benson and Anita need to root out and expose a fraudulent fossil.  

More books in this series:
The Vicious Case of the Viral Vaccine
The Harrowing Case of the Hackensack Hacker
The Cryptic Case of the Coded Fair

Barnas G Monteith -  Dinosaur Eggs and Blue Ribbons
A personal look at science fairs from the varied perspectives of a successful participant, judge, policymaker, and science fair organization leader

Dinosaur Eggs and Blue Ribbons  takes young readers on a journey into adventure science as experienced by a young aspiring scientist who turned scientific inspiration into scientific success. The book is full of anecdotes and advice from the world of STEM education and contains practical advice about judging, display boards, and other preparations for the big science fair day. Throughout the text and appendix are examples of original, winning science fair materials as well as links to a wide variety of proprietary online resources which complement the text. In the end, the hardships are all worthwhile when you work alongside some of the top scientists in the field, make groundbreaking discoveries, and win big in the science fair and beyond!

Dec 16, 2014

Gift the GIFT of ART this Christmas #local #gift



present.jpeg CHRISTMAS gift idea!
The Huffington Post, a reputable site, claims that the Number 1 gift that you can give your children this year are ARTS’

Dec 12, 2014

Gracie's Secret by Lorelie Rozzano #review #blast

Book Genre: Children’s Ficton
Publisher: Edgewood Publishing
Release Date: July 29, 2014
Buy Link(s):

Book Description:

Meet Grace. At nine years old she has a big secret. Grace knows first-hand that life can be difficult. Her parents aren't very happy. Their arguing is giving her a stomach ache. She spends a

IT Girl 4 Life - build unshakable self-confidence and bring out your special something!

YA nonfiction — self-esteem/ self help/ personal growth/inspiration/motivation.

Publisher: Heart Project Publishing
Release Date: June 15, 2014
Buy: Amazon | BN

Book Description:

"YOU have IT. IT is the GREATNESS you were born with." - from the book

Writer, artist, and speaker, Tamara Branch serves up 40 bite-sized chapters on how to build unshakable self-confidence, honor your life, and shine bright

Dec 11, 2014

Order your Banz sunglasses for little ones and get FREE case & sunscreen too!

Created in Australia, BanZ has a complete protection collection of sun safety products for children ages 0-12. Sunglasses, hats, hearing protection and swimwear are available in multiples styles and sizes as well as sunscreen, swim goggles and more.

Free Case & Sunscreen Sample - Use coupon code FREE at checkout to receive a BanZ slip case as well as a sunscreen sample.

Disclosure: I received free the item(s) mentioned in this post in exchange for my honest review. Regardless ~ All my reviews are my honest and personal opinion. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”.

Order a unique Monogram Necklace at 45% off just in time for Christmas!

When it comes to fine monogrammed and name jewelry, is in the top of its class -- from silver and gold necklaces shaped into first names to cufflinks etched with initials. But that's not all the gift-focused website is about - its huge selection of monogram-ready wares include, but are not limited to, iPhone cases, kitchenware, to sporting goods.

There is something for everyone!
45% off store wide - use code BLOG45 HERE to order!

Makes a great stocking stuffer, gift or just because surprise!

 I received free the item(s) mentioned in this post in exchange for my honest review. Review coming soon. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”.

Why wait until Christmas to get a discount? Get 20% off on Splash Math to enjoy fun math practice for your child for an entire school year.

Splash Math is an award winning math program for kids of ages 5-10 which can be used both at homes and in schools. Splash Math has benefited over 9 million kids and has been used in over 50,000 classrooms. Available on iPads, Android tablets and web, Splash Math works across multiple platforms and devices.

Splash Math is an adaptive program. It personalizes math practice depending upon the child's level of

TODAY ONLY select K'NEX sets are 50% off or more!

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Here is what my family thinks about K'NEX toys . . .

As a product reviewer for K'NEX toys, I have found my inner child jumps for joy when the doorbell rings and it is a new box of K'NEX toys to play with review.  Putting together fun and sometimes fantastical gadges, vehicles and made up thing-a-ma-doodles with my kids is something that is both fun and special to

Dec 10, 2014

Babyganics sunscreen #Review

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Pure Mineral Sunscreen SPF30
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It’s a big, wide world out there and your baby wants at it. But sunburn and damage to sensitive skin isn’t anything you want them to explore. Our mineral-

Kids will investigate, test and redesign their own creations with Groovy Lab in a Box subscription service #review

Each month through our Groovy Lab in a Box subscription service, young STEMists (your children!) will receive fun, hands-on projects and an engineering design challenge – all focused on that month’s STEM topic.All STEMists will receive a Lab Notebook, where they can read about that month’s topic, perform

Get smoother skin and a more youthful appearance with Signature Skin Cleanser ~ product #review

Signature Skin  was developed by Plastic Surgeon, Dr. R. W. Maloney. He has developed a complete skin care program to enhance and maintain the surgical results for his patients and those wanting to look their best at any age with or without surgery. This treatment plan is safe and easy to use. Signature Skin products combine advanced medical research with proven clinical performance.

Signature Skin Cleanser  is a gentle, natural skin-cleansing agent. It is the best natural way to remove makeup, invisibly exfoliate and

BakeitFun Baking Mat ~ get rid of the grease and extra fat this holiday season #review

Non-Stick Silicone Baking Mat With Measurements - 420mm x 280mm (16-1/2" x 11") with Free Recipe eBook.
Toaster Oven & Freezer Safe - Cookie, Macaroon & Pastry Sheet.
Certified FDA Approved

* This is a USA Half Size Baking Mat - 16-1/2" x 11" (280x420mm) - Custom designed cutted corners fits perfectly a 13"x18" pan.

* Manufactured using FDA and LFGB approved materials - Made of fiber cloths covered with the best food grade silicone

* BakeitFun Baking Mat doesn't require any grease, get rid of the extra fat or shortenings

Dec 5, 2014

The Mystic Princesses and the Whirlpool by PJ LaRue #tour #giveaway

Title: The Mystic Princesses and the Whirlpool | Author: PJ LaRue | Illustrator: Aristides Rodriguez | Publication Date: June 28, 2014 | Publisher: Independent | Pages: 63 | Recommended Ages: 5 to 10
Book Description: Join Exciting Princess Adventures and Learn Life Lessons Along the Way Have you ever wanted to ride a dolphin or dreamed of playing on a rainbow as if it were a waterslide? How would you feel if someone tried to kidnap you, and you were forced to move to Hawai'i to hide and live with

Dec 4, 2014

A Year in the Life of the Secret Garden by Valarie Budayr #tour #giveaway

A Year in the Secret Garden - cover Title: A Year in the Life of the Secret Garden | Author: Valarie Budayr | Illustrator: Marilyn Scott-Waters | Publication Date: November, 2014 | Publisher: Audrey Press | Pages: 144 | Recommended Ages: 5 to 99  

Book Description: Award-winning authors Valarie Budayr and Marilyn Scott-Waters have co-created A Year in the Secret Garden to introduce the beloved children’s classic, The Secret Garden to a new generation of families. This guide uses over two

Sweet Christmas Wishes Giveaway Blast ~ Come Win a super Sweet Christimas Surprise! 12/4 - 12/15 #giveaway

Welcome to the  
Sweet Christmas Wishes
 Giveaway Blast

Hosted by Mom Loves 2 Read 
Sponsored by Get My Wish
A special thank you to all the wonderful bloggers who are participating in this event!

Christmas is coming fast, and to celebrate this exciting Holiday season Mom Loves 2 Read and Get My Wish have teamed up to bring you a SWEET

Nov 17, 2014

Reusable Gingerbread House #giveaway

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Nov 15, 2014

Magnificent Tales: Treasury of Bible Stories ~ will it be under your tree this year? #review

Magnificent Tales: Treasury of Bible Stories 
Magnificent Tale Collection (David C. Cook, September 2014)

Children ages 4-8 will be delighted by these rhyming Bible stories pairing spiritual truths with playful illustrations.

Featuring lyrical stories full of lighthearted moments, this colorful

Nov 14, 2014

Kindle Fire HD 7" Kids Edition Holiday #GIVEAWAY

About the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition 7" Tablet

This is a HOT PRODUCT! The all-new Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition Tablet also comes with 1 year of Amazon FreeTime Unlimited (which means kids get unlimited access to 5,000 books, movies, TV shows, educational apps, and games—at no additional cost!). It includes a quad-core processor for great performance, a vivid HD display, front and rear-facing cameras, and Dolby Audio PLUS comes with a

Return to Chelsey Falls by Marianne Gowers ~ Book Blast & #giveaway

Return to Chelsey Falls Return to Chelsey Falls

After the death of his mother, fourteen year old, Wyatt Barnes was sent to live with his grandparents in Chelsey Falls, Washington. That summer was filled with new friends and new adventures until his life was turned upside down for a second time. Almost ten years later, an offer to teach at the high school in Chelsey Falls, brings Wyatt back to

Nov 13, 2014


This Christmas, have your family join with Kirk Cameron’s family and dive headfirst into all the joy, dancing, celebration, feasting, imagination, and traditions that glorify the true “reason for the season.”  
KIRK CAMERON’S SAVING CHRISTMAS is an engaging story that provides a biblical basis for our time-honored traditions and celebrations, and the inspiration to stand strongly against a culture that wants to trivialize and eliminate the faith elements of this holy season.